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Assistant General Manager

Assistant General Manager
Assistant General Manager

JOB TITLE: Assistant General Manager
 
EXEMPT:                Exempt
DEPARTMENT:      Administration
SALARY:                 See Current Salary Schedule
LOCATION:            Main Office (York)                                               
REPORTS TO:       General Manager                                 
APPROVED BY:     General Manager                                 
DATE:                      01/01/20                                               
 
SUMMARY:
Under the supervision and direction of the General Manager, the Assistant Manager will assist in the conduct and administration of the affairs of the District, including the day-to-day operations, internal matters, the supervision of the Forestry/Maintenance, Projects and Water/Regulations Departments, Coordination of all matters regarding these Departments with all the Committees and Board of Directors. The Assistant Manager will assume the General Manager's duties if the General Manager is absent for an extended period.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
(The employee may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor does the listed examples include all of the duties that may be assigned.)

  • Represents the District in day-to-day contact with the general public and various other agencies.
  • Assists and advises the General Manager in carrying out the policies, programs, and budget as established by the Board of Directors. Assists the General Manager in the drafting of the annual budget, long range and master plans.
  • Provides direct support and advice to special and standing committees and the Board, including information, reviews and analyses, recommendations for action, scheduling of meeting or activities and documentation.
  • Assists in planning recreation development, coordinates volunteer efforts, and directs construction and maintenance of recreation facilities.
  • Direct report for the managers of the Project and Water/Regulation Departments as well as the Lead Forestry and Lead Maintenance Workers. Oversees departmental budgets, projects and programs. Supervises all staff of the same departments. Coordinates and assists other District staff as needed. Oversees the operation and maintenance of NRD projects and properties.
  • Responsible for land rights acquisition process.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of the Erosion and Sediment Control rules and regulations.
  • Coordinates the information technology systems and software, including purchases, repairs and maintenance.
  • Responsible for plan reviews and updates. Reviews programs, studies and projects of others as they relate to the District, and prepares appropriate responses or recommendations.
  • Reviews and drafts new NRD rules and regulations, as well as amendments to existing rules and regulations. Reviews and drafts amendments to the Operating and the Personnel Policies.


EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
(These may be acquired on the job but are needed to perform the work assigned.)

  • Detailed knowledge of all District Rules and Regulations.  Ability to explain to Committees and Board the workings of the rules and regulations and the impact of their enforcement.
  • Knowledge of state and federal statutes, programs and agencies as they relate to the operation of the District; the specific policies and programs of the District.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people, both rural and urban; supervise and direct the work of others; manage day-to-day affairs of the District.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required with an emphasis in natural resources, engineering, environmental, planning, or public administration from an accredited college.  Experience with budgets and financial management is also preferred.
  • Must have valid Nebraska Driver’s License.
  • Must have the ability to obtain or currently hold Monitor Well Technician License.
  • Physical: Must be able to lift a minimum of twenty (20) pounds.

Position Classification: Full-time/Salary/Exempt.

TO APPLY
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to David Eigenberg, Upper Big Blue NRD, 319 E 25th St., York, NE 68467. Application period closes February 28, 2020.
 

Lead Maintenance Worker

Lead Maintenance Worker
Lead Maintenance Worker

JOB TITLE: Lead Maintenance Worker
 
EXEMPT:                Non-Exempt
SALARY LEVEL:     See Current Salary Schedule
DEPARTMENT:      Maintenance
LOCATION:            York                                                 
REPORTS TO:        Assistant General Manager
APPROVED BY:      David A. Eigenberg, General Manager
DATE:                      01/01/20
 
SUMMARY:
Performs and directs grounds, building, and recreation area maintenance for the District, including light equipment operation.  Performs vehicle and equipment servicing.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSILITIES:

  • Directs and participates in maintenance of the District's facility and recreation areas within the guidelines established by the Assistant General Manager. Coordinates enforcement of regulations with local law enforcement agencies. Mows grass with tractor mounted, rider, or hand power mowers. Trims and edges around walks, planting beds, buildings and shelters. Controls weeds by digging, cutting, or spraying herbicides. Uses insecticides, fungicides, and fertilizer as necessary. Seeds grass.  Irrigates new and established plantings. Cleans campground restrooms, picks up litter and removes trash. Maintains roadways, recreation area trails, picnic shelters, picnic tables, grills, and restroom facilities. Coordinates pumping of vault toilet holding tanks.  Repairs fences and gates.
  • Services District vehicle fleet, including garaging, fueling, cleaning, and periodic preventative maintenance. Delivers vehicles to auto repair shops for repairs and major services. Services tractor and equipment. Maintains hand and garden tools, sharpens mower blades. Maintains maintenance records.
  • Performs light maintenance on the office building, including minor repairs, light bulb changing, and grounds upkeep. Coordinates staff efforts to remove snow from sidewalks and driveways, spreads salt on sidewalks and ramps to prevent ice buildup. Arranges for heavy snow removal from parking lots when necessary.
  • Assists Projects Department by performing light project maintenance, such as tree removal, dam outlet works repair, fence and gate repair, and channel mowing.
  •  Perform other tasks as assigned by Assistant General Manager.
QUALIFICATION REOUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five years related practical experience including staff supervision; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Computer experience desired.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one settings to customers, clients, and district staff.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
 
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
CDL Driver’s license required.
 
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Experience operating tractors and mowers. Experience performing light vehicle and equipment daily maintenance. Ability to do light construction work. Ability to do building maintenance.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Good speech and hearing are required in order to communicate effectively with the staff. Mobility is required in order to be able to get around recreation and project sites for maintenance work.
 
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Such vision is necessary for equipment operation, and determining condition of vegetation.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
 
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

TO APPLY
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to David Eigenberg, Upper Big Blue NRD, 319 E 25th St., York, NE 68467. Application period closes February 14, 2020.

 

Lead Forestry Worker

Lead Forestry Worker
Lead Forestry Worker

JOB TITLE: Lead Forestry Worker

EXEMPT:                 Non-Exempt
SALARY LEVEL:      See Current Salary Schedule
DEPARTMENT:      Maintenance
LOCATION:            York
EMPLOYEE:           OPEN
REPORTS TO:        Assistant General Manager
APPROVED BY:     David A. Eigenberg, General Manager
DATE:                     01/01/20
 
SUMMARY:
Performs and directs work supporting forestry programs. Administers forestry and wildlife habitat programs. Participates in grounds, building, and recreation area maintenance for the District, including light equipment operation.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSILITIES:

Forestry-

Directs and participates in work supporting forestry programs within the guidelines established by the Assistant General Manager.  Manages the tree planting and wildlife habitat program.  Assists landowners with tree planting plans for windbreaks, forestry, and wildlife plantings.  Assists landowners with species selection and planting layout.  Oversees tree ordering, pickup, sorting, storage, delivery, and planting.  Coordinates tree inventory and sales data, as well as planting schedules with Office Department.  Administers the community forestry and parks cost-sharing programs.  Advises landowners on suitability of lands for habitat and potential or current tree disease.  Administers approved contracts, including periodic inspections. Coordinates program with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

When the Lead Forestry Worker is not working with forestry programs, he or she would participate in facility maintenance duties.
  
Maintenance-
Mows grass with tractor mounted, rider, or hand power mowers.  Trims and edges around walks, planting beds, buildings and shelters.  Controls weeds by digging, cutting, or spraying herbicides. Uses insecticides, fungicides, and fertilizer as necessary.  Seeds grass.  Irrigates new and established plantings.  Cleans campground restrooms, picks up litter and removes trash. Maintains roadways, recreation area trails, picnic shelters, picnic tables, grills, and restrooms facilities.  Repairs fences and gates.
 
Performs light maintenance on the office building, including minor repairs, light bulb changing, and grounds upkeep. Maintains planting beds, and controls weeds. Removes snow from walks and driveways. Arranges for heavy snow removal when necessary. Spreads salt on sidewalks and ramps to prevent ice buildup.
 
Assists Projects Department by performing light project maintenance, such as tree removal, dam outlet works repair, fence and gate repair, and channel mowing.
 
Perform other tasks as assigned by Assistant General Manager.
 
QUALIFICATION REOUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five years related experience including tree planning skill set, staff supervision; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Computer experience desired.  History working with digital mapping and tree-planning software a plus.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one settings to customers, clients, and district staff.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
 
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
CDL driver’s license required.
 
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Experience operating tractors and mowers. Experience performing light vehicle and equipment daily maintenance. Ability to do light construction work. Ability to do building maintenance.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Good speech and hearing are required in order to communicate effectively with the staff. Mobility is required in order to be able to get around recreation and project sites for maintenance work.
 
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Such vision is necessary for equipment operation, and determining condition of vegetation.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
 
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

TO APPLY
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to David Eigenberg, Upper Big Blue NRD, 319 E 25th St., York, NE 68467. Application period closes February 14, 2020.

 

Water Resources Technician

Water Resources Technician
Water Resources Technician
Water Resources Technician
 
The District’s Water Resources Technician perform a variety of water related tasks to support the Water Department Manager. This position provides support to both groundwater quantity and quality programs. This will include data collection, working one on one with producers, assistance in education activities, rules enforcement, and violation investigations. Start dates are flexible.
 
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collect water quality samples following quality assurance and quality control standards
  • Collect water level measurements
  • Perform flow meter installation inspections
  • Conduct chemigation inspections
  • Other duties as assigned by the Water Department Manger 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in natural resources, water sciences, environmental sciences, or agriculture
  • Must attain a Natural Resources Ground Water Technician License (may be obtained after employment)
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with people
  • Capability to work independently and take responsibility for results
  • Effectively present information to management and the public thru written and verbal communication
  • Capacity to work in all weather conditions
  • Computer competency helpful
  • General knowledge of production agriculture helpful 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Loading and unloading a 4-wheeler from the bed of a pickup or trailer
  • Lifting 50 pounds from ground level
  • Operate monitoring well pumping equipment
  • Operate equipment such as tractors with loaders and lawnmowers
  • Perform laboratory functions where fumes and airborne particles may be present
  • Work near irrigation wells, both combustion engine with power take off (PTO) shafts and noise, and electrical with 480 volts
  • Walk in uneven and muddy terrain 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
The employee is expected to comply with the District’s personnel policies, drug-free and alcohol-free workplace policies, and safety policies. While representing the District, the employee will conduct him or herself in a professional manner and avoid actions or comments that would reflect unfavorably on the District.
 
COMPENSATION:
The Upper Big Blue NRD offers full medical, dental, and vision benefits. Life insurance and employer matching retirement are also included. Starting salary $35,000.00-$39,000.
 
To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information including the e-mail addresses for three professional and one personal references. Applicants graduating from college less than 5 years ago please include a photocopy of your college transcript. Both USPS and electronic formats are welcome. Submit information to Marie Krausnick at mebel@upperbigblue.org no later than February 12, 2020.
 
Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E 25th St.
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-6601
 
The Upper Big Blue NRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Summer Intern

Summer Intern
Summer Intern

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is seeking a summer intern for the summer of 2020.  The position will begin in mid-May and run till the start of the fall semester. Dates are flexible. Work will be conducted from the NRD's office located in York, Nebraska.

Job duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • Installation of soil moisture monitoring equipment at irrigation scheduling demonstrations;
  • Assist in the collection of ground water samples;
  • Conduct inspections of irrigation flow meter installations;
  • Inspection of irrigation equipment;
  • Other duties as assigned

40-hour work week. Rate of pay is $11.00 per hour.

Working conditions will involve exposure to heat, humidity, dust, and pollen.  Candidates may be required to lift up to 40 lbs., operate an ATV, and interact with agricultural producers and District staff.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in agriculture, natural resources, or environmental sciences.  Employment preference is given to college students with agronomy, water sciences, environmental sciences, and natural resources majors. 

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to:

Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District
Attn:  Marie Krausnick, Water Department Manager
319 East 25th St.
York, NE  68467
(402) 362-6601
mebel@upperbigblue.org

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application deadline is March 31, 2020.